"The idea that the market will solve such things as environmental concerns, as our racial divides, as our class distinctions, our problems with educating and incorporating one generation of workers into the economy after the other when that economy is changing; the idea that the market is going to heed all of the human concerns and still maximise profit is juvenile. . . Are we all in this together or are we all not?" - David Simon, creator of The Wire
I just don't want this to into another evolution thread. Not that we can't have those, we have them all the time, and we can have another one just start it or bump one of the other ones. Keep it on topic about the beatification is all.
Back to the Pope! If this woman had prayed to Elvis to be cured of her disease and then she was cured....would anyone....ANYONE be annointed Elvis as a saint? I think everyone would say it's a coincidence and we'd be investigating what happened to her. But the POPE! Well he was voted leader of a group of people who wear wild robes and protect child molesters, so HE'S credible! I just don't get it. This is right on par with the weeping Virgin Mary statue or the guy who sold the Virgin Mary grilled cheese or the hundreds of other coincidences that are deemed as holy just because of the person involved.
How is this any different?
I am now going to pray to my dead uncle Louie that there is coffee left in the cabinet....if there is, I expect him to be annointed saint Louie....never mind that he was jewish.